Tag Archives: Documentary

Review in Brief: Time (2020)

TIME is a must-see documentary about injustice and inequality in the US penal system, one that makes  you wonder how much longer urgently-needed reforms can be avoided if films like this keep getting made and scores of victimised citizens’ stories keep … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Nature documentary makers are told never to interfere with the natural order of things, to be neutral observers only. MY OCTOPUS TEACHER is the magical story of a man with a camera forming an unlikely and unbreakable bond with another … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: You Don’t Nomi (2020)

YOU DON’T NOMI is a pleasingly in-depth documentary deconstruction of Paul Verhoeven’s infamous stripper film SHOWGIRLS. Admittedly, there’s a lot of fun to be had inserting scenes from Showgirls onto handy screens found within other, “better” Verhoeven movies, and they … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)

CRIP CAMP really got me. In a world that’s seemingly more unjust and unequal every day, in 2020 this heartfelt documentary reminds you of a time 40 years ago when civil rights took a giant leap forward. Camp Jened gave … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: For Sama (2019)

How to you begin to describe FOR SAMA? You don’t – you tell others to watch it. It’s not just a documentary, but a chronicle of a remarkable life in the most tragic of circumstances, an important socio-historical document and … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

TELL ME WHO I AM hits like a train. A captivating true story that asks questions about memory, deception, morality and perspective, you won’t be able to shake this one off for a good long while. The crazy true story … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Hail Satan? (2019)

Forget what you think you know about Satanism and Satanists. With engaging voices, convincing arguments and self-aware humour HAIL SATAN? exposes the hypocrisy at the heart of the Land of the Free – freedom of religious expression…as long as you’re … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Great Hack (2019)

Conceptually, theoretically, THE GREAT HACK is essential viewing for everyone who uses social media. The big question presented at the top is “How did the dream of a connected world tear us apart?”. I found it very irritating that they … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Knock Down The House

Why is American politics so fascinating? Because it’s a real event. KOCK DOWN THE HOUSE is also one hell of an underdog story. The ideal candidate, and the only one with any real chance of success against an entrenched New … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Last Breath (2019)

There’s some really good non-fiction on Netflix. I had to watch LAST BREATH in three sittings to avoid bringing on an anxiety attack, it’s that intense. As told by the survivors, this documentary with reconstructed elements follows a 2012 deep … Continue reading

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